The Wall Street Journal reported that crude oil futures dipped 1% amid concerns that the U.S. fiscal cliff negotiation is not making any progress.
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NASDAQ reports that Commodities finished higher for the day as crude futures while gold futures rallied to a new record high as the dollar strengthened.
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Crude oil rose for a second day in New York on Tuesday, as gains in the stock market increased optimism that the global economy is recovering. "Sentiment has driven this market from its lows in the hopes of an imminent recovery," said Toby Hassall, research analyst at Commodity Warrants Australia Pty in Sydney. "If we do see equities continue their rally, oil and a lot of other commodities are probably going to follow."
Crude oil fell on Tuesday, snapping four days of gains, on concern a U.S. government report will show stockpiles climbed from the highest level since September 1990. Crude oil for June delivery declined as much as 77 cents, or 1.4 per cent, to $53.70 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil is up 21 per cent this year.
It was a stock that people loved to hate. During the first half of 2008, investors cringed when they saw rallies in the price of oil. As crude surged to $150 a barrel last year, equity investors bemoaned the hit, and worried and gossiped about the outlook for consumer-oriented firms which would need to spend more on gas. Then the tide turned.